TiVo announces Series 3 HD TiVo, due this year.

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  1. Jan 5, 2006 #1 of 92
    jcblack

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    Sorry if I missed the thread on this:
    http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/05/tivo-announces-series-3-hd-tivo-due-this-year/

     
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    markp99

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    newsposter

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    Look sharp. Wish DTV would have stuck with it.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2006 #4 of 92
    HiDefGator

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    What does it cost to rent a cable card? Or do you have to buy them?
     
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    Steve_Martin

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    I'm currently renting a 1.0 CableCard for under $2 a month. I don't believe they can be purchased.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2006 #6 of 92
    BigJimOutlaw

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    CableCARDs are cheaper than renting a cable box. My cable co leases them for $3/mo.

    They give me the option to buy, but I'd rather lease it just in case they update them (version 2).
     
  7. Jan 6, 2006 #7 of 92
    Oknarf

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    Excellent.

    :up:
     
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    mav63

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    When you say the cable card costs $3/mo, is that on top of basic cable or can you just rent the cablecard and nothing else? Any Comcast customers, what does cablecard and basic cost you?
     
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    WizarDru

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    It depends on your cable provider: Comcast charges $15 for a cable-card...the exact same amount as having a box. Mind you, they try their damndest to hide the fact that they even support cable-cards, so that's no suprise.
     
  10. D_Doherty

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    Well it looks like the hard part (technically) is done.

    Nice, now all Tivo needs to do to win me over from D* is:

    1. Release a similar box with everything except the HD tuners to replace my SD Directivos
    2. Come up with a pricing model that works for me. I have 2 HD and 5 SD DirecTivos. My cost is $4.99. With Tivo it would be around $55 I think.
     
  11. emeril2k1

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    What? Are you SURE about that. I've heard other people say Comcast charges nothing for CC. The average cost seems to be about $1.50.

    I have Adelphia, soon to be Time Warner.
     
  12. Steve_Martin

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    Orange...
    The rental cost is in addition to the charges for whatever level of cable services you are paying for. The current version of CableCards (1.0) do almost all of what set top boxes do except you can't order pay per view or video on demand services, and you don't get the on-screen cable guide that normally is available with a set top box.
     
  13. sp1dey

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    Never would I have imagined I'd be sitting here considering jumping back to Comcast... but D has until this thing is release to try and keep me. I'm even willing to absorb a cancellation fee.
     
  14. swizzlest

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    I've got to agree with this.

    That HR20 better show so serious moxie.
     
  15. ebonovic

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    Tinley...
  16. tivolocity

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    Has anyone heard pricing for the series 3?
     
  17. sp1dey

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    Honestly, to have a dual tuner HD tivo with FULL TIVO FUNCTIONALITY, i'd be willing to pay a premium. Just speculation, but I'd bank between $600-1,000.
     
  18. ebonovic

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    At least the "cablecards" are "supposed" to be free....

    As much as I love my HR10-250 for what it can do...
    I don't know if I could drop another $1k on a device.

    Nahh... who am I kidding.
     
  19. btwyx

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    My thoughts precisely. I don't even need to absorb a cancellation fee.

    The thought of Comcast is distinctly unpallatable, but I'm not seeing an option.
     
  20. tivolocity

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    90% of what I record is off the major networks. I could be tempted to leave D* and go with a series 3 and basic cable or even OTA (naaaa). My biggest hesitation with going back to an SA TiVo is the subscription. I hate it. But, with the amount of money the series three is going to cost, the lifetime subscription isn't that big of an addition. Then again, a cablecard PC tuner, and the possibility of a D* PC tuner, opens up a whole new world of possibilties. If the series 3 is ~$1k, plus the subscription, I would really lean toward MCE. It's going to be an interesting year.
     

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